Editor’s Note: In 2009, shortly after marrying her (first and only) husband, Paolo, Elizabeth Heath was diagnosed with premature menopause and resulting infertility. Paolo and Liz are now parents to a baby girl, Naomi. In this series, Liz recounts the couple’s struggle with infertility, and how they finally achieved a successful pregnancy and parenthood. In March 2011—when it was time to return to Spain for our second try at embryo transfer—Paolo was unable to accompany me. He was in the middle of a big job, and taking a few days off midweek was just out of the question for him. So his cousin Diana, a nurse, agreed to come along. It would be her first time flying, ever. As one might expect, comedy ensued. I’d never traveled with a first-time flyer and it’s been several decades since my first flight, so I underestimated how new everything would be to her. She brought huge bottles of lotions and hair care products in her carry-on bag, all of which got dumped at the security checkpoint. She tried to exit through a set of emergency doors in the airport, so she could sneak outside and take a few drags of a cigarette. She also tried to light up on the tarmac when we changed planes in Barcelona. She laughed and squeezed my hand and even cried a little at take-off and landing. But in all, she loved every minute of the experience, and she was good and helpful company for me.